It will not affect any individual or family personally. Combined progress data cannot be shared or used with government departments to make decisions about the treatment or benefits currently received by individuals or families. There will be no direct impact on someone`s services, services or treatment in the research. “Exchange of information” or “exchange of information,” no matter what you say, are two words that seem so simple. And many people who work in the public sector don`t even see information sharing as a “trick” in particular or as a supplement to their work; It`s just something that`s an integral part of their role. This allows them to work effectively with partners to provide better service to those who support or care for them. For other local authorities and public bodies, these two words, so simple to say, are so much more difficult to do. When it comes to the Troubled Families program, the exchange of information identifies the most complex and expensive families (using data that refers to the demand they provide to different services). The exchange of information also means that problems can be dealt with more effectively, which gives better results to families.
The information is kept safe and is used and transmitted only on the basis of a strict need for knowledge with authorized partners in the city to identify, support and evaluate work with the families who need it most. It is an inter-agency program, managed by local authorities` children`s services, to identify and assist families with multiple and complex needs. Based on these visits, interviews and follow-up calls, we conducted a case study in Oldham, a case study in Staffordshire and a summary report. While both case studies focus on the specific details of Staffordshire and Oldham, the summary report is an overview of the two case studies and identifies eight common barriers to exchange and provides an approach to overcome them. The exchange of data can be done in a way that helps to provide the best services we all want, while respecting people`s legitimate expectations regarding the privacy and confidentiality of their personal data. The government wants to know whether the Troubled Families program has really helped families change their lives, whether it is a good use of public money, and whether there are improvements in service over time. They link this to information regularly collected by government authorities in order to develop a more complete view of the needs and progress made by families. The results are shared with the government and local authorities, but in a depersonal form to protect the privacy of families.